As we head toward the new year, we take a look at the fall seasons from the high school boys groups, where the younger boys and girls sides stand midway through their campaigns, and how the high school girls have started from their opening games of their slate. Among the results, two boys sides won their division or earned promotion while two others are atop the table heading into the new year.
Dozens Headed to Phoenix in the New Year for ODP Championships
With a light league schedule for December, an incredible number of Spokane Sounders players will be focusing this month preparing for the upcoming West Region ODP Championships in Phoenix as 78 players were selected for the 10 Eastern Washington EPD sides set to compete.
The opening weekend of the prestigious US Youth Soccer National League Northwest Conference play at the Portland Timbers Alliance College Showcase last weekend started off well for the ladies as they head into the spring. Several boys sides, meanwhile, kept themselves in contention with positive results.
Nine Sounders Teams Headed to the Northwest Conference Weekend
With a record number of Spokane representatives in the US Youth Soccer National League Northwest Conference this season, nine of the 12 Spokane Sounders teams that are members of the US Youth Soccer National Leagues Program will kick off the heart of their 2018-19 campaigns at the Portland Timbers Alliance College Showcase this weekend.
Shadow DOC Completes US Soccer’s Grassroots Instructor’s License
After spending two separate weeks in Reno, NV, along with a developmental period in between, SSC Shadow Director of Coaching Mike Pellicio is now certified to instruct US Soccer Grassroots courses and the D-License.
SSC Players Highlight Local & State High School Honors
Leading the way in the fall high school honors were nine Spokane Sounders players featured on the GSL All-League First Team and five players that were honored as Most Valuable Player in their leagues. In all, 39 players from the club were honored by their respective leagues. Eleven players were later also honored as All-State Selections, including six First Team award winners.
First Round of College Decisions Announced on Fall Signing Day
The first opportunity for future college players to announce their intended collegiate destinations saw quite a few Spokane Sounders players unveil where they are headed on the recent National Signing Day.
It's still fairly early in the fall season for many of the teams in action, but its been a rather successful start thus far with a 38-19-3 record overall that includes three boys sides that are unbeaten at least four games into their season and another that is 5-1-0. Here's a quick look at the early stages of action in the RCL.
Douglas Kelly, 2008, of Guam’s ZES Football Club, has gotten to know the Spokane Sounders and the Spokane Shadow programs pretty well these past four months. Kelly’s steady development on the island of Guam led his club coaches, Jonahan Romero and Jason Cunliffe, who are also members of Guam’s national team, to pursue some additional opportunities for the player on the west coast.
Punt it! Get it outta here! Be Safe and Clear it! How many times during any given gameday do we hear coaches and/or parents instructing the younger soccer players to Get It Out! Within Spokane Sounders and SSC Shadow we are asking for our players to NOT do that. We are asking them to build, to connect, and to keep possession. Well... why? Why are we building of the back?